Definition of skin and bones
- After the illness, he was skin and bones.
- The starving dog was nothing but skin and bones.
: the integument of an animal (such as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers
: a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)
: the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal
: to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (such as the skin or rind) of
: to strip or peel off
: to cut, chip, or damage the surface of
: devoted to showing nudes
: one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate
: any of various hard animal substances or structures (such as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone
: the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed
: to remove the bones from
: to provide (a garment) with stays
: to rub (something, such as a boot or a baseball bat) with something hard (such as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface
: extremely, very
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